Thomas Sauvin: In Opposition, The Mirror Lies

  We confuse ourselves with our recognition of our portrait in a mirror. The hand that brushes away the hairs from the forehead, the sweet sticky perspiration that pins the lock to the crown is read in reverse and yet, this reversal is apathetic to the self that it stares back at. The eyes glare […]

Thomas Sauvin: Great Leaps Forward

“…the word ‘image’ embodies a number of distinct phenomena. On an existential level, it articulates the impression we project onto others and ourselves—self image, body image, public image. But in a traditional art historical context, it alludes to the visual representation of someone or something in a work of art”. by Cat Lachowskyj     […]

2019: A Short Guide To White People & Their Photography Books

It was the best of years….   Once again it is that time of year where I try to drum up some sort of edit from all of the incredible work the photography book world offers up. This year is difficult as I felt it has been one of the strongest years in recent memory […]

Kensuke Koike & Thomas Sauvin: No Cut Left to Chance

“So, when you look at these images, you have to understand the basic principal of the work, but also a sort of mythical sacred geometric ability to render form within an existing image that which has been removed with an exactitude of skill much above that which most people are able.”

An Interview with Chris Littlewood of Flowers Gallery @ Unseen

“Work by established artists can help position and elevate the work of a recent graduate, whilst the graduate’s work re-contextualizes and refreshes the established work”. Flowers Gallery Chris Littlewood Interview @ Unseen Photography has played an integral part of the program at Flowers Gallery since its inception in 1970. One of the first to open […]

Melinda Gibson & Thomas Sauvin @ Unseen: “Lunar Caustic”

”Thomas sent across a very polite email, stating, ‘I am mostly interested in the surprising way you could digest such a body of material. I contacted you because I think your collages are truly spellbinding…’” By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, September 2015 Melinda Gibson has flown to China to collaborate with Beijing Silvermine mastermind Thomas Sauvin […]

An Interview with Thomas Sauvin: On Smoker’s Ettiquette and the Right to Nitrate

  With Silvermine, is your determination to collect this material purely driven by geography? Or do you have a China fetish?   Thomas Sauvin occupies a strange place in photography. His output is sincere, his knowledge of classic hiphop is un-fuckwittable, and his publications are highly coveted gems in the photographic book fetish world. That, […]